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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Uncover

Uncover

05:28 min | 2 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Uncover

"And he was the Vai class officer who is assigned to the Michael McGrady file. It was Dave's job to find McGrady's other victims. I flow chart it. Every missing and murdered person across North America. Every single person. Then, once I geographic, put them on a timescale and the geographic scale. I then looked for potential murderers because it was a needle in the haystack with Michael McRae. He doesn't conform to any of the criteria that classes based on vai classes based on the narrowing down of circumstances with regard a pattern behavior. This guy's exception to the rule he has victimology is all over the place. He kills little girls, and he kills women, and he kills Grannies, and he kills men and kills gays. So there's no. You can't put a thumb on him. He's all over the map geographically because he is a traveler and. The vagabond, if you want to call them that or a drifter, you have to look across north. America so. That's a wide spectrum. And so by plotting the information across`ha flow chart it showed a fifteen year period in which I could place him incarcerated at the beginning. And incarcerated at the end, everything in between was wide open. So then you go, okay, I'm having a lot of difficulty, but one of the main consistencies in his murderers was that he killed him right where they stood. There was no attempt to camouflage and. In that decision to look at that, you also stretch yourself from behavioral point of view is this person is running and he's very smart. This guy's not a dummy. Dummy is going to get caught. This guy knows well enough to kill somebody and hide it, but not take away the body. But there is also other patterns of behavior. He didn't stick around after he committed murders. He would always leave with twenty four forty eight hours seventy two hours. P. was gone. You have to put him at the murder. This was very difficult for me because he's a traveler across the country over a fifteen year period with probably seven hundred murders across North America. So. The volume of information was overwhelming. So I looked to say okay. How can I narrow this down? So the only thing I could come up with. was. If. This guy's on welfare. He's got to pick up a welfare check. And he's got to physically be where the welfare check is so therefore in order to. Pick up the welfare check. He's got to present ID. He can't present false I d. it's gotta be his name through the government auspices of the welfare, so I was able to determine. At any given point in time when he received the check that he was in a given town. I couldn't say four hours later that he was there and I couldn't say four hours before, but I could tell you that at noon when he cashed it at the at the pay, check place that he presented the same idea that he did at. At government offices and then I put him By studying McGrady's movements and the victimology Dave Moore's convinced that he has discovered several of McGrady's other victims. is a man killed in a cafe bathroom in Vancouver. Dave tells me he thinks. One of the thirteen murders in the spokane Washington. Area Attributed to serial killer Robert Lee, Yates was actually committed by McGregor. Dave also tells me that he thinks great killed a third man in Montreal during that weekend in Nineteen ninety-one. Dave keep studying McGregor. It even starts corresponding with him in prison. GRAYSON's Dave quotes from the Bible. and Dave response with other Bible quotes in hope of getting inside McGrady's head. David and buys the same Bible with has so the versus are the same. And then. Dave expanses research by doing one more thing. I thought it's possible. Somebody is wrongfully convicted for murder that he committed. Any community wants to clean up this crime. It's terrorizing the neighborhood, so there's a potential for the wrong person being in because of political pressures. Put on the Police Department to solve this crime quickly. And in doing so is the human, air. So I said No. I want to also input all the solve murders across North America. So you're looking for somebody who's using a knife. Someone who's doing a very violent attack. David includes in his search those at high risk of being victims of islands. Sex Workers. So what happened was I put that Indivi- class. And Brenda ways, murder came out..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

10:57 min | 6 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Who lived a quiet life with his family but on the ground? Robert hid a dark secret during the ten year period between nineteen eighty eight and nineteen ninety eight. Yates murdered at least fifteen sex workers in the spokane area. He seemed to follow a similar routine for each kill. He picked up. The women in his car had sexual contact with them then. Shot them in the head. The majority of these fifteen murders took place between ninety six and ninety eight when Robert. I joined the National Guard as a helicopter pilot. There was a lengthy delay in processing his approval for flight which kept him grounded for those two years. It seems that being unable to fly left Robert Board and he took it out on unsuspecting victims. Last week we examined Roberts early life and his first few kills including recent college graduates. Patrick Oliver and Susan savage and sex workers. Stacey Hawn and Shannon's alinsky. This week will reveal the eleven additional victims discovered around Washington state and the circumstances that led to Yates eventual arrest. While we don't have much information about gates himself or his thought process during these two years. We do have a decent amount of information on these eleven victims. So we'll glean what we can about Yates's methods and motivations from the evidence. He behind as well as the confessions. We do have in the late nineties. Robert Lee Yates was living in the cul de sac neighborhood of South Hill. In a house he shared with his wife Linda and their five children. The Yates family lived a peaceful idyllic life by all accounts normal but unbeknownst to his family Robert would often escape this vision of Americana by driving a few miles into town and cruising east sprague avenue the hot spot for John's to solicit sex and while Robert almost always had sex with the woman he picked up very few of them would ever return to East sprague Jennifer. Joseph was only sixteen though. She told everyone she was nineteen. She was a well known. Sex worker on e SPRAGUE popular with the John's clients sought her out because she was part Korean and Cena's exotic in fact. She used the alias Jennifer Kim to play up her ethnicity. Jennifer made hundreds of dollars a night with a constant stream of clients finesse. Going to take over the psychology here. Just a reminder. She's not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. What she has done a lot of research for this show. Thanks Greg a two thousand. Fourteen study by the University of North Texas found that Asian or part Asian. Sex workers made an average of fifty dollars. More per client and male clients spent an average of twenty more minutes with them. The study suggests that this could be due to the FETISHISM OF CERTAIN OFFENSIVE. Asian stereotypes such as submissiveness Jennifer. Joseph knew this and played into it. Even though it was a complete act it seemed improbable that Jennifer would have fallen into sex work in the first place. She was an Army Brat. Who Studied Piano and sang in her church choir? She always had good grades. But in Nineteen ninety-seven when Jennifer was sixteen. Her parents filed for divorce and their relationship quickly grew strained grades fell. She moved in with her father in Tacoma but the two fought constantly later that year Jennifer met a man named Marlin at a party a few months later in order to get out of her dad's house she moved into. Spokane's red top motel with Marlin Jennifer. An Marlin didn't have a lot of money but they were able to pay the motel one hundred ninety dollars a week for lodging. Jennifer began working as a sex worker to make ends meet. Marlin has always insisted that he was not her pimp but there is speculation that he's the reason. Jennifer fell into sex work in the first place on August Sixteenth. Nineteen Ninety seven Jennifer was walking East sprague when a white corvette rolled up next to her. The driver was a scruffy forty. Something year old man who complimented her exotic look. Jennifer hopped in his car. Assuming she'd be gone for less than an hour but Robert. Yates had other plans. He drove Jennifer to a secluded area in all evidence indicates that the two did have sexual contact of some kind but instead of returning Jennifer to East sprague he grew. He grabbed a gun from under his seat. And when Jennifer wasn't looking shot her in the head two times meanwhile Jennifer's boyfriend waited for her to return home. She was rarely out past midnight but as the night waned he grew increasingly concerned. Jennifer had gone missing for a day or two before so Marlin wasn't concerned for her safety instead. He took her disappearance as an affirmation that she grown bored of HIM AFTER THREE DAYS. Marlin assumed she ditched him for another man and he decided to move back to Tacoma heartbroken. He packed up their motel room and left. How then ten days later on August twenty six the nineteen ninety seven? Kevin and Cindy Kaylynn were working in the ALFALFA field on their Mount Spokane farm at around five twenty PM. The KAELIN started to smell something strange. They followed the sent to the tall grass near their field. Where found Jennifer's body hastily covered with brush on the same day that Jennifer's body was found Vietnam veteran? Larry Jones had been foraging for empty soda cans to recycle in an overgrown lot on east Springfield Avenue in Spokane. Instead he discovered the rotting corpse of another sex worker twenty year old Heather Hernandez beyond positive. Id there's little known about heather. She was a drifter who may have been from Phoenix although details on her life are scarce Spokane County. Hiv clinic counselor. Lynn Everson is the only person who seemed to have any relationship with heather and once described her as very level headed with a good sense of humor. I never saw her drink or do drugs and she never seemed to be under the influence of either and quote. Heather was last seen around August. Twenty Third Nineteen Ninety seven. She hopped into a nineteen eighty eight white. Chevy van three days later her corpse was found in a vacant lot discarded like a bag of trash police theorized that Heather. Jennifer's murders might be linked and searched for evidence to support that theory. Police soon determined the two cars they needed to find a white van and a white corvette a month later on September. Twenty Fourth Nineteen ninety-seven Spokane. Police Officer Cory. Termine was on his usual patrol of East sprague. When he noticed Roberts White Corvette the car and Robert matched the description of the person last seen with Jennifer Joseph termine recalled quote. I hope the driver would make a mistake so I would have an excuse to stop him and quote right on cue. Robert made a turn without using his signal and the police officer quickly pulled him over. Officer termine took copious notes about the interaction including Roberts full name and the excellent condition of his car but termine got one major detail about the car model incorrect he wrote Camaro instead of corvette years later. Termine said quote slip of the hand. You're thinking apple and you write orange and quote. It was a mistake. That would prove fatal. For All of Robert's future victims termine brought his report to Spokane Crime Analyst Jack Pearson who passed reports onto the major crimes unit but because terms report detailed a white Camaro Pearson never passed it on after all. Detectives are only interested in corvettes. Meanwhile Robert continued to visit. East sprague blissfully unaware of the investigation unfolding through October nineteen ninety-seven. His next victim was twenty nine year old sex worker. Darla Sue Scott the two had gone on dates before and Darla had told her boyfriend at the time that this John had a tendency to get aggressive but he paid her well and supplied her with drugs so she put up with his behavior. This was probably because by the time Darla met Robert she was in a bad way she had been through approximately five drug treatment programs. Staying at most two weeks. She returned to drug use and sex work. After each attempt at rehabilitation she also tried other measures to become sober including a pregnancy. The father of her child said quote getting pregnant and having a baby was Darlas idea. She believed somehow that would keep her from going back to the street life. But it didn't and quote by October Nineteen ninety-seven Darla was an on again off again relationship with a man named Arthur. In fact she was last seen at his home waiting for Robert to pick her up. Arthur Remembers Darla left his house wearing his mickey mouse t shirt. He later said quote. She told me this guy had been violent with her on a previous date. She not only dated him again. She got drugs from him and quote like his previous victims. Robert had some kind of sexual contact with Darla before he shot her in the head but unlike is other victims he tried to dispose of her body. Another way Robert took Darlas body to a grassy area near a small creek off Hangman Valley road in Spokane. He started to dig her grave. It's unclear as to why Robert Tried to bury Darla. Perhaps he worried that Arthur had gotten a good look at him and wanted to cover his tracks but in that case why take the risk and kill Darla at all the other possibility is that because he had known her for a little while he took a little extra care in her disposal. But he's never suggested this in police interviews either way Robert. Half heartedly buried most of the body leaving the head one leg and one arm exposed November First Nineteen ninety-seven Spokane Resident Herald. Sock was walking his rottweiler near Hangman Valley road per his usual routine but on this day lead socks dog began to favor a particular area of the road. The dog was drawn to sniffing this area for the next five days left sock went to investigate this spot for himself on November fifth. He quickly saw the arm and leg. Poking out of the ground it fell to Arthur to identify darlas weather worn body still wearing.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

01:45 min | 6 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Due to the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We'd lies extreme caution for children under thirteen Robert Lee Yates had been cruising around Spokane. And His nineteen seventy four. Chevy Corvette when he was pulled over for failing to signal. The officer seemed congenial enough. In fact he was barely concerned with Roberts traffic violation instead. He took copious notes on Robert and his car before wishing him good night and sending him on his way. Robert was blissfully unaware that the spokane police were on the lookout for corvette like his in connection with a string of recent murders but the officer made a crucial mistake. Instead of corvette he wrote Camaro and his report would never be seen by detectives on the Spokane Killer Case Robert. Yates would go undetected for over a year and murderer. Eleven more women before finally being caught the officer could not believe his mistake. A single TYPO let a killer. Go Free and put eleven women at the bottom of a ditch. Hi I'm Greg pulsing. This is serial killers on the PODCAST network every Monday. We dive into the minds and madness of serial killers today. We're going to continue our deep dive into the life of Robert Lee Gates convicted murderer..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

14:53 min | 6 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"He drove it back to the base. A move that would later come back to haunt him. Occasionally Linda attended parties on the Fort Rucker base with Robert. She saw a whole new side of him that the events Robert Drank alcohol and flirted with other women. His colleagues called him James Bond. Linda was shocked at her husband's behavior but she tolerated it. His army pay help support their family and she needed it for her children. Plus Linda was still living in Washington while Robert was stationed in Alabama. So she rarely had to deal with his excessive flirting and other bad behaviors his time at Fort Rucker coincidentally aligned with the murder of -Tarian Corbett a nineteen year old transgender woman was killed on August. Tenth Nineteen ninety-five some sources. Say she was a sex worker. Corbett was last seen at a nightspot in Dothan Alabama located twenty miles. South of Fort Rucker the next morning. Corbett was found by an unidentified bystander in a remote area along the nearby Choctaw Hatschi River. She had been shot in the face several times with a forty five caliber pistol at the time police theorized the murder may have a connection to Fort Rucker due to its proximity. But that was little more than a hunch and no leads ever materialized. It wasn't until decades later that Robert was considered a suspect in the case Dale County. Detectives were unable to determine if Robert owned forty five caliber pistol at the time but they knew he would have been familiar with the area due to his time on the military base though police consider. Robert suspect he was never formally charged with it eight days. After Corbett's murder Robert Graduated from an instructor pilot course at Fort Rucker on August. Eighteenth nineteen ninety-five later that month. He received the Master Army Aviator Badge which symbolized his fifteen years a military helicopter pilot. He'd been a pilot for the majority of his eighteen years in the service around. This time the army underwent a reduction in forces forty four year old. Robert accepted an incentive to leave the army after eighteen years of service. It was a shock to most people because Robert was only two years shy of the twenty year mark which is when he would qualify for full military retirement benefits back in. Alabama police continued. Corbett's murder investigation several sources. Have theorized that forever did murder carpet. The investigation most likely what caused Robert to leave the army in Nineteen ninety-six Roberts deal allowed him to continue receiving forty five percent of his normal annual. Pay Likely around twenty thousand dollars a year during his eighteen year career. Robert earned eleven honors including several Army Achievement Medals and Meritorious Meritorious Service medals after retiring from the army in nineteen ninety. Six Roberts Front Al Ghamdi recalled that Robert found a good deal on a home in spokane Washington. Robert moved his family into the new home in South Hill on a cul de sac with well manicured lawns. But this idyllic neighborhood was unsettling Lee close to the most notorious street in spokane will learn how that street got its CD reputation in a moment. Now back to the story in Nineteen ninety-six Robert Lee. Yates and his wife. Linda hoped there moved to spokane. Washington might rekindled the romance in their marriage. Although that wasn't the case Linden Robert Soon realized that they no longer felt the same about each other but they decided to stay together as they raised their five children. Linda said quote. The Romance was gone but I felt guilty about splitting up the family. The kids love their dad and I just kind of suffered through it and quote after leaving the Service. Robert found his military retirement. Package wasn't enough to support his children. He began to look for a new job but despite being accomplished pilot his work. Experience wasn't directly applicable to the civilian workforce and he had trouble finding work in September nineteen ninety-six forty four year. Old Robert took a job at Pantr- rolling a company that assembled electronic instruments used in heavy machinery. Pantr- owner Tony Givens recalled quote. He was a good worker who mostly kept to himself. Nothing really stuck out about him. He was just an average Joe. Pretty quiet. I didn't talk to him much but he seemed friendly enough and quote wants. Robert had a steady income. He took up a new hobby at home cars. He owned three in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty six Robert worked on the cars and wash them off in the family's front yard. The entire neighborhood was familiar with his enthusiasm for cars and neighbors often joked that they wanted Robert to wash their cars to Robert. Hid behind his love of cars even as his own child got a sense of his dark tendencies. One day in Nineteen ninety-six his now nineteen year old daughter. Sonia found her father's address book and looked through it. She noticed it was filled with names of women she didn't recognize. Sonia started to go through the address book and call the Women. One by one. She asked them if they knew her father. And they each answered no when confronted about the address book. Robert told Sonya that he was buying used car.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

13:10 min | 6 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the story in Nineteen seventy-five Robert Lee. Aides resigned from the Washington state penitentiaries suddenly and without explanation but the real reason for his resignation may have been related to his first two known murders on July thirteenth. Nineteen seventy five twenty one year old Patrick Oliver and twenty two year old Susan savage. We're to close friends. Spending some time together Mill Creek Park in Walla Walla Oliver and savage had good reputations in the town they were both well liked top students. Who came from good families? He had just returned from studying in France while savage recently graduated from Washington State University. The friends met up for a picnic in Mill Creek Park and even went for a swim in the lake. Mill Creek Park now known as Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake is a popular spot in Walla Walla. The sprawling six hundred acre recreational area has many hiking trails. According to The Washington trails association is also a popular spot for burgers bikers hunters runners and anglers that day. Robert Gates was in the same area for hunting target practice. It's not clear why. Or how but Robert Approached the coupled sometime during his target practice activities Walla Walla County. Sheriff Mike Humphries told the Walla Walla Union bulletin quote. I think he went up there to target shoot like usually did he came across these people and it happened and his shot. Oliver three times. The last bullet was especially fatal. It pierced Oliver's heart propert left savage with two fatal gunshot wounds one in her shoulder and the other in her head behind her left ear. Robert took most of the clothes off. Savage's unconscious body and placed on top of Oliver in a sexual manner. Robert covered both dead bodies with a pile of brush and army sleeping bag and a tire killers sometimes position the bodies of their victims in suggestive ways in order to send a message author and investigative historian. Peter vronsky elaborated on this in his book. Serial killers the method and madness of monsters. There are two ways a killer position. A body post mortem the first is called staging when the killer arranges the corpses and away meant to confuse or mislead investigators but if the victims are arranged in a sexual or perverse manner that fulfils the killers on fantasies. It's called posing considering that Oliver and savages bodies were hidden from plain sight. Robert may have been posing the corpses to act out a perverse fantasy for his own pleasure. According to a two thousand four study in the journal Forensic Science killers who pose bodies. WanNa shock anyone who discovers the bodies of the victims. The study also found that female victims tend to be the ones who are staged posed or left in some kind of unusual position after being murdered posed bodies can indicate that sexual assault had occurred and that the manner of death was particularly hands on for the killer usually victims who are elected. An unusual position have been stabbed bound or bludgeoned. Robert Killed Savage at point blank range which also denotes a certain hands on closeness. The next day Oliver's brother Dan and his uncle Frank Munn noticed Oliver and savage didn't return home the night before. Danon went out looking for them at mill. Creek. Dan recalled. I saw funny arrangement of debris near the edge of the creek by found them. Dan inman drove straight to the local police station to report. What they had found in the park police investigated the murder and didn't turn up any leads at the time. It was also unclear if Oliver savage had been sexually assaulted in the attack but Robert would never be a suspect in the murder. He would only be convicted of it after confessing to it over a decade later. In fact Robert was nowhere near the murders at the time. He had already distanced himself from the nearby prison and found new employment as a movie theater. Usher sometime later in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. He and Linda moved back to Roberts. Hometown of Oak Harbor likely because his mother had been battling cancer shortly after arrival. Twenty-three-year-old Robert Lee. Yates took a job as a janitor at Whidbey Island hospital where his mother worked as the housekeeping supervisor in July nineteen seventy-six Robert and Linda through a second wedding and were officially married. It took place in Oak Harbor with Robert's parents as witnesses. Linda officially took Roberts last name but she joined the family just as another. Yates passed on on October. Ninth Nineteen Seventy six. Robert's mother Anna may died of cancer. Robert and his friend Gaudy were pallbearers. At her funeral Gotti claimed that the death didn't affect Robert too much because Robert Anatomy didn't have a close relationship. He told the Seattle Times quote. Boys Aren't attached to their mothers. Like girls are. It doesn't throw us over the edge and quote sometime in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy seven. Robert became a father again when Linda gave birth to their second child. Sonya on October Fourth Nineteen Seventy seven. Robert enlisted in the US Army. At Age twenty five he was older than the other recruits but proceeded to train at base in Missouri Texas and Massachusetts in one thousand nine hundred eighty twenty eight year. Old Robert was chosen to train army pilot fulfilling his childhood dream of flying in order to become an army pilot. Individuals are selected for special training called Warrant Officer Candidate School Roberts Training for this took place at Fort Rucker Alabama the army's aviation centre in July nineteen eighty before it was allowed to fly planes. He started his training with helicopters. Robert became highly skilled helicopter pilot. His colleagues called him an excellent pilot. Knowledgeable and safety conscious from nineteen eighty until nineteen. Eighty-four Robert was stationed in Germany located about fifteen miles from Frankfurt. Linda at his daughters remained in Washington but Robert visited the family while on leave during one of Robert's trips home Robert and Linda expanded their family during this time. Linda gave birth to two more children their third daughter amber in nineteen eighty and their fourth daughter. Michelle who was born in Nineteen eighty-four. The Yates family now had four daughters. Sasha Amber Sonia and Michelle but despite their large family. Robert and Linda seemed happy to keep their lives separate. She raised their daughters while Robert served in the military. He rarely mentioned his wife to his army colleagues and many didn't even know he was married even when he was back in the states. Robert and Linda spent time apart in one thousand nine hundred four thirty two year old. Robert became an instructor at Fort Rucker. For Various Aviation Training Battalions. He was an instructor pilot for the. Oh fifty eight. The Kiowa which was used as the army's primary observation helicopter at the time shortly after in nineteen eighty five. Linda move back to Walla Walla with their children and did not depend on Roberts financial support. Linda was happy for a bit but she found it hard to support herself and her daughters on her own. Linda said quote. I loved the separation but the girls were pleading to be with their dad. They didn't want to be poor and not have anything anymore and quote so Linda Reunited with Robert in nineteen eighty eight in July of that year while Robert Lee was on leave. He returned home to Oak Harbor. Meanwhile in nearby Skagit County twenty three year old Stacy Elizabeth. Hawn was working as a sex worker on July seventh nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight thirty six year old. Robert encountered on presumably while she was looking for customers. It's not clear. Exactly what happened? During their encounter but months later on December twenty eighth nineteen eighty-eight authorities found haunts remains outside Mount Vernon she had been shot once in the head at first police believed. Han was a victim of Gary. Leon ridgway the Green River killer. He was another active serial killer who targeted sex workers in Washington state at the time however Robert confessed to murdering Hawn years later and it would play a big role in his trial sometime in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. The army re-stationed Robert in Germany. This time in Gulping in about one hundred and nine hundred miles from Munich. He remained there for three years. We don't know for sure if Robert Killed again in Germany but at present German authorities consider him a potential suspect in a string of twenty six unsolved homicides. His involvement in those homicides is still being investigated in one thousand nine hundred nine. Robert's wife Linda who was still in the states gave birth to kyle the couple's first son and fifth child overall Robert Favored his son and began to neglect his four daughters. Sasha Sonya amber and Michelle. It's unknown in what ways he treated his son differently than his daughters. But it's usually typical for parents to view sons and daughters differently. Dr Glenn Wilson Professor in Gender and sexual psychology told the mirror that the fact that men and their sons share y chromosomes which carry more genetic material than women's double x chromosomes could point to an instinctual preference for sons. It also may have to do with common interests. Wilson told the publication in two thousand ten before the birth of father would assume he'd connect with his son psychologically more so than with his daughter and they'd have more shared interests such as playing football but regardless of how much character any of his children. He was often too far from home to see them. Robert returned to the United States in Nineteen ninety-one and served as a flight instructor at the Fort Drum Bass in New York. Robin was also part of the Fort Drum Assault Helicopter Division and. He went on several missions with the team. It was during one of these missions. That Robert drew attention to himself a story that would get more attention than many of his murders in December nineteen ninety two. He served in operation hope in Somalia while serving Robert and his fellow soldiers became tired of eating army food and craved barbecue. Robert decided to do something about it one day. He flew the Kiowa helicopter over a nearby forest and took aim at a wild pig below. The pig was hit. Robert and the rest of the crew landed the helicopter after the shot. Gutted the pig and loaded it onto the helicopter thrilled for the fresh meat. Robert was not reprimanded for his unauthorized joy. Right or unbecoming actions. Dennis Mills who served with Robert Recall that it wasn't taken very seriously. He told the Seattle Times quote. They tried to court martial him because he didn't go through the proper channels. It all turned into a big joke after awhile. It didn't hurt a damn thing. They were just trying to get some fresh mate and quote. Many serial killers seemed to display violent tendencies towards animals as children and adults according to an F. B. I. Report in Two Thousand Sixteen. If a person hurts animals then they're likely to hurt humans or will do so in the future John Thomson. Deputy Executive Director of the National Sheriff's Association told the FBI quote if somebody is harming an animal. There's a good chance there also hurting a human. If we see patterns of animal abuse the odds are that something else is going on and quote but nobody suspected Robert of anything more sinister at the time probably because they viewed his hunting trip as little more than a desire for good barbecue rather than consequences. Robert was after this stint overseas in one thousand. Nine hundred four Robert returned to the United States and became a pilot who trains army aviation instructors at Fort in Alabama. At the time he was one of only ten army instructors on that highly trained level. Miles Merrill one of Robert's former students recalled quote. Bob was really kind of quiet. He was very methodical. Saw things through quite well patients like you wouldn't believe and quote Meryl Spent Seven Hours a day with Robert for the eight weeks of training throughout that time. Robert mentioned his children but never mentioned smyth. Merrythought Robert was a single dad. Robert received at least thirty days of leave a year from the army during one such leave in one thousand nine hundred four Robert Bottle white nine thousand nine hundred seventy seven corvette..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

09:42 min | 6 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Yates was a former prison guard army veteran and father of five children but he harbored a more vicious side during the ten year period between nineteen eighty eight and nineteen ninety eight. Yates murdered at least fifteen sex workers in spokane. He picked up the women in His van had sex with them and shot them in the head in two thousand forty eight year old. Yates was charged with thirteen counts of murder and received a sentence of four hundred eight years in jail in two thousand two. He was convicted of two additional murders and was sentenced to death by lethal injection after a two thousand eighteen Washington State Supreme Court ruling. The death penalty was abolished. Devastate at his sentence was commuted to life in prison. In this week's episode we'll examine Robert's early life in Oak Harbor Washington as well as his early victims next week. We'll discuss the rest of his spokane victims. His arrest and murder trials before Robert was even born. Murder was part of his family's history in nineteen forty five Roberts Father Robert Senior lived a seemingly. Quiet life in Van Buren Tennessee with his parents. Fifty-three-year-old Novella Johnson. Yates and fifty five year old. John Taylor Yates. John worked as a farmer. And as such wasn't home for long stretches of time this put most of the domestic and child rearing pressures on Novella who was raising their eleven children. October Twelfth Nineteen Forty Five Roberts. Senior was a young boy sleeping in his upstairs bedroom. He awoke to loud noises downstairs and went to investigate. Robert Senior saw his father lying on the floor of a bedroom bleeding from his head. Novella sat calmly and quietly in another room as if nothing had happened. But something did clearly transpire between the couple. Novella had killed John with a double edged. Axe Medical Examiners found that John. Yates had four wounds on his head and face including one that spanned the entire right side of his head and penetrated the brain. John was taken to the hospital and died of his injuries six days later on October. Eighteenth nineteen forty-five it's unknown. What prompted Novella to kill her husband that night police arrested? Novella and charged her with felonious assault. She was released from Warren County. Jail on a three thousand dollar bond. There are no records to show whether or not she was convicted of the murder. She was sent to a mental hospital for unknown and unrecorded reasons where she remained for seven years. Meanwhile Little Roberts senior grew up and married a woman named Anna may seven years after his grandmother killed his grandfather. Robert Gates Junior was born on May twenty seventh nineteen fifty two in Oak Harbor Washington. He was the second child to Robert Senior and anime gates. Yates was a quiet child. Well-mannered well behaved and well. Meaning he didn't make any trouble in Oak Harbor. A town on Washington's would be island with striking views of the Olympic mountains in the Pacific Ocean. Robert Senior was a religious man and a very involved member of the seventh day. Adventist Church seventh day. Adventists is a form of Protestant Christianity. That believes in the forthcoming return of Jesus Christ to Earth on like most Christian denominations seventh day adventists observed the Sabbath on Saturdays. They avoid meat drugs and alcohol Robert. Seniors Local Church congregation was made up of about one hundred people. Pe- took his participation seriously. He wanted to pass along his values to his son. Robert Junior grew up with a close bond to his father. His father coached his little league baseball team. Robert Junior was specifically interested in pitching. They attended church together and Roberts sang in the church choir. They hunted deer when fishing and hike together. Often Roberts close friend Al Ghamdi said. There was a lot of respect in that family. They were the type of people you'd want as your neighbor from the outside young Robert Lee. Yates was a picture perfect kid but despite this there was a dark stain on Robert's childhood at age six Robert Live next door to a family with an eleven year old son. It's unclear if the eleven year old and Robert were friends but either way the eleven year old allegedly sexually abused Robert at age six. Has He grew up? Roberts neighbors in October knew him as a hard working young man. He frequently mowed lawns around the neighborhood. Pumped gas at the local gas station and harvested peas with a farmer to earn one dollar. An eight cents an hour but according to some sources Robert had a dark side even during childhood at one point he began hurting and torturing innocent animals at age eleven. Robert may have set fire to a house but he was not formally charged or accused of the arson in highschool. Robert was a pitcher for the Oak. Harbor wildcats Varsity baseball team. His former teammate Harry. Ferrier remembered Robert Dozen Average Joe saying he could throw a fastball with precision. He was kind of quiet a few of his. Oh carver high school classmates and Teachers Remembered Robert. Quiet student who turned into Simon's on time Robert also played football briefly but quit during his sophomore year in nineteen sixty eight. He had a steady girlfriend for most of high school. He wasn't just an athlete. Robert was also part of the school choir and talented writer. His classmates recalled today when he read a sonnet to his English class allowed. They thought it was a work written by Shakespeare but Robert had written the sonnet itself during his senior year in nineteen seventy eighteen year old. Robert's girlfriend moved away so he skipped the Oak Harbor. Homecoming dance instead. He invited close friend. Al Gaudy over to his home to play Canasta. A Card Game Godley remembered quote. He didn't smoke and he didn't drink. We didn't give into peer pressure. That was nar thing. Our thing was hunting and fishing and hiking and quote Robert and Gaudy bonded over their common career aspirations. They wanted to become doctors. Biologists or Park Rangers together. They went on a sixteen hour. Backpacking trip with the goal of catching a twenty inch trout. The fish was famous for living in an isolated lake in Washington's cascade mountains in addition to wanting to catch the trout Robert was fascinated by eagles. Birds flying overhead in the mountains and dreamed of flying himself after graduation. Robert and Godley attended Skagit Valley Community College together while there he began dating an eighteen year old classmate named Shirley Neil under he graduated with an associate of Arts degree in general studies in Nineteen Seventy Two at age twenty. F- Robert and Neil Lender got married on August twenty seventh nine thousand nine hundred seventy two and moved to the city of college place together to attend Walla Walla College. Robert chose that specific school because it was run by seventh day adventists at Walla Walla. He pursued pre med studies. But Robert's first marriage didn't last long in nineteen seventy four. Shirley moved out of their college place. Apartment returned home and asked for a divorce reasons for leaving. The marriage are unknown but twenty two year. Old Robert didn't contest to request and moved on quickly. Robert began dating Walla. Walla college classmate. Linda brewer almost immediately after his split from Shirley. Linda soon became pregnant in July nineteen seventy-four. They got married in a small ceremony but there was one problem. The marriage took place before his divorce. To Shirley was finalized. Robert and Linda's marriage was considered invalid because he was still married to someone else but Linda didn't care. She was in love and for the time being. That was all that mattered. But about a month after their wedding roberts new pseudo. Bride began noticing that her husband had some odd habits. One day she found a whole he drilled in the attic window realize the whole looked into their next door neighbor's apartment. Robert had made the hole so he could watch the couple in the apartment. Next door have sex perturbed. Linda left Robert but they quickly reconciled and resumed their relationship a month later. It's unclear if Robert continued his voyeurism in the attic. Shirley and Roberts divorce became final in August nineteen seventy-four a few months later in December nineteen seventy four. Linda gave birth to a daughter named Sasha. The birth of their first child motivated. Robert drop out of college and find a steady job. Linda's father had worked as a corrections officer at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. For eighteen years and Robert decided to join him. He became a guard at the prison in July. Nineteen seventy five. Though this career would be short lived some sources say twenty-three-year-old Robert worked at the prison for three to four months and other say he lasted up to six months before he quit either way. Linda's family were confused by Roberts sporadic behavior. It didn't help that. Robert gave no explanation for quitting in fact his real motive for distancing himself from the area wouldn't be on earth for over a decade..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

02:23 min | 6 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Which will continue to do so moving forward like you. We are deeply sad in concern by the daily updates regarding the spread of the corona virus. So as a precautionary measure. I've decided to pause parkas production and recording for the time being although this episode. You're about to hear as an older episode. We feel that is one of our best is still relevant today. We apologize for any inconvenience. This may cause you're listening. Experience the safety of our hosts and staff are always top priority. Because of this we feel this actions necessary. We will be back next week with a brand new episode and we'll keep you updated with any further developments. We thank you for your understanding your support and of course fearless and then you allow us to do what we love and were extremely extremely grateful. Thank you again for your time. Please check parkas social media for more updates. Due to the graphic nature of these killers crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen friends and neighbors knew Robert Lee. As an average joe he was quiet and unassuming to some acquaintances in his native spokane Washington. Yates was so remarkable that they didn't remember him at all. Yates was a decorated army helicopter. Pilot he was a father to five children. He enjoyed working with his cars which included his beloved white corvette. He lived a quiet unassuming life or so everyone thought. It soon became clear that despite Roberts mild matter nature he had a sinister side from nineteen seventy five until nine hundred ninety eight. He murdered at least seventeen people around Washington state. Soon this unassuming average Joe became spokane's most Torius resident. Hi I'm Greg Olsen and this is serial killers on the podcast network every Monday dive into the minds and madness of serial killers today. We're going to take a deep dive into the life of Robert Lee Gates a convicted murderer who killed sixteen women and one man in spokane Washington..

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Robert Lee Yates Pt. 1

Serial Killers

01:32 min | 6 months ago

Robert Lee Yates Pt. 1

"To the graphic nature of these killers crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen friends and neighbors knew Robert Lee. As an average joe he was quiet and unassuming to some acquaintances in his native spokane Washington. Yates was so remarkable that they didn't remember him at all. Yates was a decorated army helicopter. Pilot he was a father to five children. He enjoyed working with his cars which included his beloved white corvette. He lived a quiet unassuming life or so everyone thought. It soon became clear that despite Roberts mild matter nature he had a sinister side from nineteen seventy five until nine hundred ninety eight. He murdered at least seventeen people around Washington state. Soon this unassuming average Joe became spokane's most Torius resident. Hi I'm Greg Olsen and this is serial killers on the podcast network every Monday dive into the minds and madness of serial killers today. We're going to take a deep dive into the life of Robert Lee Gates a convicted murderer who killed sixteen women and one man in spokane Washington.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

14:31 min | 9 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"So she rarely had to deal with his excessive flirting and other bad behaviors his time in Fort Rucker coincidentally aligned with the murder of -Tarian Corbett a nineteen year old transgender woman who was killed on August tenth nineteen eighteen ninety five. Some sources say she was a sex worker. Corbett was last seen at a nightspot in Dothan Alabama located twenty miles. South of Fort. Rucker Kerr the next morning. Corbett was found by an unidentified bystander in a remote area along the nearby chalk to achieve river she had been shot in the face several times times with a forty five caliber pistol at the time police theorize the murder may have a connection to Fort Rucker due its proximity but that was little more than a hunch and no leads ever materialized. It wasn't until decades later that Robert was considered a suspect in the case Dale County. Detectives were unable all to determine if Robert owned a forty five caliber pistol at the time but they knew he would have been familiar with the area due to his time on the military base. Though police consider Robert Robert Suspect. He was never formally charged with it eight days. After Corbett's murder Robert Graduated from an instructor pilot course at Fort Rucker on August Eighteenth nineteen ninety-five later that month he received a master army aviator badge which symbolized his fifteen years. That's a military helicopter pilot put. He'd been a pilot for the majority of his eighteen years in the service around. This time the army underwent a reduction enforces forty four year old. Robert accepted an incentive to leave the army after eighteen years of service. It was a shock to most people because Robert was only two years shy of the twenty year mark which is when he would qualify for full military retirement benefits back in Alabama police continued. CORBETT's murder investigation several sources have theorized sized data for upper did murder carpet. The investigation is most likely what caused Robert to leave. The army in Nineteen ninety-six Roberts deal allowed him to continue you. Receiving forty five percent of normal annual. Pay Likely around twenty thousand dollars a year during his eighteen year career Robert Earned and eleven honors including several Army Achievement Medals and Meritorious Service medals after retiring from the army in Nineteen ninety-six Roberts Front Algarotti not recalled. That Robert found a good deal on a home in spokane Washington. Robert moved his family into the new home in South Hill on a cul de sac with well manicured lawns. But this idyllic neighborhood was unsettling Lee close to the most notorious street in spokane will learn how that street got its CD reputation reputation in a moment now. Back to the story in nineteen ninety. Six Robert Lee Yates and his wife. Linda hoped there moved to spokane Washington. winton might rekindle their romance in their marriage. Although that wasn't the case Linden Robert Soon realized that they no longer felt the same about each other but they decided decided to stay together as they raised their five children. Linda said quote. The Romance was gone but I felt guilty about splitting up the family. The kids love their dad and I just kind of suffered through it and quote after leaving the service Robert found his military retirement. Package wasn't enough to support his children. He began to look for a new job but despite being an accomplished pilot has work. Experience wasn't directly applicable to the civilian workforce and he had trouble finding work work in September nineteen ninety six forty four year old. Robert took a job at Pantry Inc.. A company that assembled electronic instruments used in heavy Abbey Machinery petrol owner Tony Givens recalled quote. He was a good worker who mostly kept to himself. Nothing really stuck out about him. He was just an average average. Joe Pretty Quiet. I didn't talk to him much but he seemed friendly enough and quote. Once Robert had a steady income. He took up a new hobby at home. Cars cars he owned three Nineteen ninety-six Robert worked on the cars in wash them off and in the family's front yard. The entire neighborhood was familiar with his enthusiasm for cars and neighbors often joked that they wanted Robert to wash their cars to Robert hid behind his love of cars. Even his own child got a sense of his dark tendencies. One day in Nineteen ninety-six his now nineteen year old daughter. Sonia found her father's address book and looked look through it. She noticed it was filled with names of women she didn't recognize. Sonia started to go through the address book and call the Women One by one. She ask them if they knew her father and they each answered no when confronted about the address book. Robert told Sonya that he was buying used car parts from from the women named in the book. Even though the women said.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

12:56 min | 9 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Story around November Twenty Second Nineteen Ninety seven thirty four year olds sex worker. Linda mcavan told her friend Brian that she was scared of the spokane killer and that she she quote had an idea of who was killing the prostitutes and quote. Linda also told him she was afraid she would be the next one to be killed Brian. Brian was unsure of whether or not to take seriously see. Linda was a regular user of crack cocaine. According to the American addiction centers crack users often inexperience intense paranoia. That someone might be after them. Even while they're not high on the drug Bryan probably felt like his friend was merely being hyperbolic back on the night of November twenty second. He inland a plan to meet for dinner at their usual spot a diner. Brian sat down at a booth and waited for her. But after an hour rush she failed to show and Brian started to panic. His mind started racing with worst case scenarios. He prayed that his friend wasn't the latest victim of the spokane killer. He hurried over to Lind's apartment complex and pounded on her door. He was relieved when Linda finally answered half asleep but apologetic doc. Brian side gave her some time to get ready for dinner but just as they were about to leave together. Linda spotted a John. It was Robert. He requested her services and Linda obliged promising Brian. She'd be back in twenty minutes but something about Robert gave Brian a sinking feeling in his stomach. This guy was bad news. Brian tried to convince Linda to skip this one. He said he'd even pay for dinner to make up the income but Linda insisted assisted. Brian stood helplessly as he watched Linda. Get into Roberts Corvette. Brian later said quote. She told me to wait but she never ver- came back. The guy came back and said she went to work the street. I never saw or heard from her again and quote that night Robert Shot Linda once in the head and wrapped her head and two plastic bags then dumped turner field. The body wasn't found for months around that time Robert had a feeling. The police were catching onto him. He couldn't explain it. It was instinct so he devised a way to get out of spokane more frequently. At the time time he was enrolled in the National Guard to fly helicopters but had been grounded for over a year due to a lengthy clearance process despite not being on active duty. He was eligible to participate in any of the many training weakens. The National Guard held all over Washington state. During the first week of December Robert was at Fort Lewis. Listen to coma Washington that same weekend. The corpse of twenty four year old Melinda Mercer was found in a field in south Tacoma. She was stripped naked with four plastic bags wrapped around her head. She had been shot in the head three times. The strangest part of the murder was the fact that Melinda did not live in Tacoma. She was from Seattle forty five minutes North police theorize that whoever killed Melinda had done so up north before moving. Her body to a secondary location Gatien Tacoma. Police were also quick to notice the similarities between this murder and those occurring in spokane but before cops could make any headway. On Melinda's case ace Robert Left Tacoma to spend Christmas with his family in spokane about a week before Christmas. On December Sixteenth Nineteen ninety-seven Robert. Robert left his home to go Christmas shopping but first he took a detour. He rolled down East sprague in his white corvette looking for an ideal victim victim. He settled on thirty six year. Old Sex worker Sean. L. Johnson Robert had seen her before but never gotten the chance to pick her up today however however she had the time from the moment she stepped in the car. Robert knew he wanted to kill her. He waited until they were midway through sex to shoot her twice in the head. He quickly wrapped plastic bags around her head. It helped contain the blood in the car. He drove her out of the city to a spot near a sewage Treatment Plant the air around. The plant. Already smelled so foul. He figured nobody would find her body for quite some time. He dragged her out of the car and through through her lifeless body over the embankment. Then he looked down the road to another patch of earth it was the spot where he had dumped. Darla Scott's body a month ago he remembered her Mickey Mouse Shirt and smiled but the plant. It didn't end up being the safe hiding spot Robert imagined in fact Shawn's body. He was found a mere two days later. While maintenance worker Michael Connors spotted her at the bottom of the steep embankment haphazardly covered with leaves. After Shawn's body was discovered the police department was convinced that the recent string of sex worker killings were connected and formed the serial killer homicide aside task force. The biggest challenge for the task force sadly was public apathy. Detectives had irregularly asked the press to stop calling the deaths the prostitute murders because the public seemed to care less about the deaths of sex workers. Everson found that during her work at the Spokane County. HIV clinic thank sex workers were largely looked down upon and seen as lesser human beings. Everson said quote. You hear people say if the women weren't out working the streets this would not happen to them. They would not have been killed or hurt. That is a clear case of blaming the victim and quote despite this the Task Force got to work trying to catch this heinous killer. Meanwhile that killer was at home decorating a Christmas tree with his children and on Christmas Eve. Nineteen ninety-seven Robert was relaxing with his family. He might have been content to hang out at home all night but around five pm pm his wife sent him to pick up missing ingredients. She needed for Christmas dinner. He didn't intend to end up on these sprague avenue but at this point it was a force of habit habit. And that's when he noticed thirty nine year old. SEX WORKER SEAN mcclanahan. She was crying in the parking lot of a store called Rainbow Foods. He took pity on her and let her into his corvette mcclanahan had been struggling with her addiction to heroin. She planned to enrol in a Methadone program to get clean but the holiday season had been tough for her mcclanahan had separated from her husband on Thanksgiving at the time she was using about a gram of heroin a day Robert. It proved himself a good listener. And as a twisted thank you mcclanahan performed oral sex on him midway through he shot her twice. He wrapped two plastic bags around her head and drove to a lot on east fourteenth street. He carried her body out of the car and dumped it in a ditch but mcclanahan hands corpse didn't hit the ground. The way he'd been expecting he jumped into the ditch and almost laughed at what he saw. McLennan's body had landed atop another another corpse. A sex worker had dumped there a few days prior he felt a sick sense of pride. He was known in his neighborhood for having quite the sense of humor. And now as he could see the bodies were quite literally stacking up he blew the bodies kiss. Goodbye then zoomed off in his corvette it before another car could catch him then hurried home. He still had a few gifts to wrap for the kids before dinner. The other woman left in the ditch was thirty. One year old Laurel Wason. He had killed her in the same way he'd killed mcclanahan a few gunshots to the head which was subsequently wrapped in plastic Robert Aubert. Meanwhile continued to have a busy Christmas. He found more excuses to venture away from his family and drive down. East sprague avenue on Christmas. Dismiss Morning Robert picked up forty one year old sex worker sunny gale auster sunny had battled a cocaine addiction since she was seventeen years old which was also the age when she first became pregnant by the time she met Robert. She had two sons in their twenties. Both of whom tried their best to look after their mom sunny wanted to go to a drug treatment facility in spokane to try getting sober again. Sunny's family was rooting for her. They all felt like she was finally going to get sober. But despite her best efforts sunny soon fell off the wagon. She was discharged from a facility on October. First Nineteen Ninety seven. It's it's unclear as to where she was staying between October. First and Christmas Day. Perhaps out of embarrassment. She stopped contacting her family. The tried getting in touch with her but to no avail on December twenty. Four th nineteen ninety-seven. The oster family reported her missing the very next day she jumped in Roberts car are her. Fate was sealed on February eighth. Nineteen Ninety eight three locals. Were walking their dogs. In a wooded area near Spokane flooded flooded. The dog started to sniff at something under a clump of trees at the side of the road. The owner walked over to see what the canine had found close. Then she spotted to air step shoes strewn on the side of the road next. She spotted a foot then a hand on February tenth Tenth Nineteen Ninety Eight. The body was identified as sunny gale. auster the spokane killer had struck again a few months later on April first nineteen ninety eight. Linda Mavens body was finally found in a ditch fifty yards away from where mcclanahan and Laurel had been discovered. Her friend friend. Brian was absolutely heart stricken with grief. A part of him felt responsible like he could have done more to save her. He knew in his heart of hearts that he he had laid eyes on the killer but an eyewitness wasn't enough it would still be months before Robert was caught and the corpse of his next victim wouldn't be found for years. When we return Roberts most vulnerable victim now back to the story forty seven year? Old Robert Hurt. Yates encountered forty three year. Old Melody and Murphy in Spokane around May Twelfth Nineteen Ninety Eight. She was irregular around East Sprague Avenue and had known many of Roberts. Victims Melody regularly used heroin and ran a number of scams to support your habit for Goto was shoplifting. She she would then return. The merchandise for a cash. Refund Melody had two daughters with her longtime boyfriend Cap Davis they broke up in nineteen ninety two but Davison Davison Melody continued to do drugs together and melody frequently visited their daughters in his custody. One night in May nineteen ninety. Eight melody resorted to sex sex work on East sprague to make some quick money. Roberts White Corvette pulled up beside her. She got in not long after she. He was dead but this time. Robert didn't dump the body in an abandoned lot or grassy field. He chose a spot close to home. For whatever reason season Robert drove melodies corpse all the way to South Hill the suburb where his family lived. He pulled into his driveway. Robert dragged melodies body. auty onto the lawn. He grabbed a shovel and started digging. Robert Dug a three foot hole underneath his own bedroom window. He married her there and planted flowers in the soil to mask their freshly dug dirt according to forensic psychologist read Malloy Robert Buried Melody in his flowerbed bad as a means of controlling the victim even after her death malloy continued quote. You can continue in fantasy. The complete domination of her because she's buried in the ground below you it can be a sexual stimulus between killings and quote while Melodies Body Lay Beneath Roberts window. Police Lee struggled to locate her carbs despite not finding the body investigators included her in the serial killers list of victims even before they knew who the killer was police. Captain Doug Silver said quote because of the circumstances surrounding muffins disappearance her lifestyle and associates. We are now treating her case as a homicide and quote. The search for melody was widely covered by the media. It was all anyone talked about. This prompted Robert to do exactly glee. What police predicted? He listed his beloved White Corvette for sale. He offered it for about nine thousand dollars in May nineteen ninety eight. The price instantly caught the attention of Rita Jones who had long dreamed of owning a corvette..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

13:39 min | 9 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Now back to the story in one thousand nine hundred seventy five Robert Lee. Yates resigned from the Washington state penitentiary suddenly and without explanation but the real reason for his resignation in May have been related to his first two known murders on July thirteenth. Nineteen seventy five twenty one year old. Patrick Oliver and twenty two year old Susan. Savage were too close friends spending some time together and Mill Creek Park in Walla Walla. Oliver and savage had good reputations and the town they were both well liked the top students who came from good families. He had just returned from studying. In France. While savage recently graduated from Washington State University. The friends met up for a picnic in Mill Creek Park and even went for a swim in the lake. Mill Creek Park now known as Mill Creek Dam and Bennington Lake is a popular spot in Walla Walla. The sprawling six hundred acre recreational area has many hiking trails. According to The Washington trails association is also a popular spot for burgers orders bikers hunters runners and anglers that day. Robert Gates was in the same area for hunting target practice. It's not clear why. or or how but Robert Approached the couple sometime during his target practice activities. Walla Walla County. Sheriff Mike Humphries told the Walla Walla Union bulletin quote. I think he went up there to target shoot like he usually did. He came across these people and it happened and quote. He shot Oliver Three The Times. The last bullet was especially fatal. It pierced Oliver's heart Robert left savage with two fatal gunshot wounds one in her her shoulder and the other in her head behind her left ear. Robert took most of the clothes off. Savage's unconscious body and placed on top of Oliver in a sexual the Manor Robert covered both dead bodies with a pile of brush and army sleeping bag and a tire killers sometimes position. The bodies of their victims is in suggestive ways in order to send a message author and investigative historian. Peter vronsky elaborated on this in his book. Serial killers the method and madness nece of monsters. They're two ways. A killer could position a body post mortem the first is called staging when the killer arranges the corpses in a way meant confuse or mislead investigators. But if the victims are arranged in sexual or perverse manner that fulfills the killers on fantasies. It's called reposing. Considering that Oliver and savages bodies were hidden from plain sight. Robert may have been posing the corpses to act out a perverse fantasy for his own pleasure. Pleasure according to a two thousand four study in the Journal of Forensic Science killers who pose bodies WANNA shock anyone who discovers the bodies of the victims. The study also found that female victims tend to be the ones who are staged posed or left in some kind of unusual position. After being murdered posed. I bodies can indicate that sexual assault had occurred and that the manner of death was particularly hands on for the killer. Usually victims who are elected. An unusual position have been stabbed bound or bludgeoned. Robert Killed Savage at point blank range which also denotes a certain hands on closeness. The next day Oliver's brother Dan and his uncle Frank Munn noticed Oliver and savage didn't return home the night before Dan Mon- went out looking for them at Mill Creek. Dan recalled I saw funnier arrangement of debris near the edge of the creek by phone them. Dan In mon- drove straight to the local police station. The report what they had found in the park police investigated the murder and didn't turn up any leads at the time. It was also unclear if Oliver savage had been sexually the assaulted in the attack but Robert would never be a suspect in the murder. He would only be convicted of it after confessing to it over a decade later. In fact Robert was nowhere near the murders at the time. He had already distanced himself from the nearby prison and found new employment as a movie theater. Osha sometime later. In nineteen seventy five. He inland moved back to Roberts Hometown of Oak Harbor likely because his mother had been battling cancer shortly shortly after arrival. Twenty three year. Old Robert Lee. Yates took a job as a janitor at Whidbey Island hospital where his mother worked as the housekeeping supervisor in July nineteen seventy six Robert and Linda through a second wedding and were officially married. It took place in Oak Harbor with Robert's parents as witnesses. Linda officially took Roberts last name but she joined the family just as another. Yates passed on October. Ninth Nineteen Seventy six Robert's Robert's mother. Anna may died of cancer Robert and his friend. Godley were pallbearer center. Funeral Gaudy claimed that the death didn't affect Robert too much because Robert Anatomy didn't have a close relationship. He told the Seattle Times quote. Boys Aren't attached to their mothers. Like girls are. It doesn't throw us over the edge and unquote sometime in nineteen seventy seven. Robert became a father again when Linda gave birth to their second child Sonya on October fourth. Nineteen seventy seventy seven. Robert enlisted in the US army at age twenty five. He was older than the other recruits but proceeded to train basis in Missouri Texas and Massachusetts Sousse Hits in Nineteen Eighty Twenty eight year. Old Robert was chosen to train as an army pilot fulfilling his childhood dream of flying in order to become an army pilot. Individuals are selected for special training called Warrant Officer Candidate School Roberts Training for this took place at Fort Rucker Alabama. The army's aviation. Va Shin Center in July nineteen eighty before he was allowed to fly planes. He started his training with helicopters. Robert became a highly skilled helicopter pilot. His colleagues called him an excellent pilot. Knowledgeable and safety conscious from nineteen eighty until nineteen. eighty-four Robert was stationed in Hanau Germany erminie located about fifteen miles from Frankfurt. Linda and his daughters remained in Washington. But Robert visited the family while on. Leave during what Roberts. BIRT's trips home. Robert and Linda expanded their family during this time. Linda gave birth to two more children their third daughter amber in nineteen eighty and their our fourth daughter. Michelle who was born in Nineteen eighty-four. The Gates family now had four daughters. Sasha Amber Sonia and Michelle but but despite their large family Robert and Linda seemed happy to keep their lives separate. She raised their daughters while Robert served in the military. He rarely mentioned his wife to his army colleagues and many didn't even know he was married even when he was back in the states. Robert and Linda spent time apart in one thousand nine hundred four thirty two year old. Robert became an instructor at Fort Rucker. Alabama for various aviation training battalions. He was an instructor pilot for the. Oh fifty fifty eight. The Kiowa which was used as the army's primary observation helicopter at the time shortly after in one thousand nine hundred five Linda. Move back back to Walla Walla with their children and did not depend on Roberts financial support. Linda was happy for a bit but she found it hard to support herself and and her daughters on her own. Linda said quote. I loved the separation but the girls were pleading to be with their dad. They didn't want to be poor and not have anything thing anymore and quote so Linda Reunited with Robert in nineteen eighty eight in July of that year while Robert Lee. Yates was on leave. He returned turned home to Oak Harbor. Meanwhile in nearby Skagit County twenty-three year-old Stacy Elizabeth Han was working as a sex worker on July seventh nineteen one thousand nine hundred eighty eight thirty six year old Robert Encountered Hawn presumably while she was looking for customers. It's not clear. Exactly what happened during their encounter. But but months later on December twenty eighth nineteen eighty-eight authorities found haunts remains outside Mount Vernon she had been shot once in the head at I. Police believed that. Han was a victim of Gary. Leon ridgway the Green River killer. He was another active serial killer who targeted sex workers in Washington state. Eight at the time however Robert confessed to murdering Han years later and it would play a big role in his trial sometime in nineteen eighty eight eight. The army re-stationed Robert Germany. This time in Gulping in about one hundred and nineteen miles from Munich. He remained there for three years. We don't know oh for sure. If Robert Killed again in Germany but at present German authorities consider him a potential suspect in a string of twenty six unsolved homicides his involvement in those homicides is still being investigated in one thousand nine hundred nine. Robert's wife Linda who was still in the states gave birth to kyle all the couples I son and Fifth Child Overall Robert Favored aside and began to neglect his daughters. Sasha Sonya amber and Michelle. It's unknown in what ways he treated his son differently than his daughters. But it's usually typical for parents to view sons and daughters differently. Dr Glenn Wilson a professor in Gender and sexual psychology told the mirror that the fact that men and their sons share y chromosomes which carry more genetic material. Cereal and women's double x chromosomes could point to an instinctual preference for sons. It also may have to do with common interests. Wilson told the publication Asian in two thousand ten before the birth of father would assume he'd connect with his son. Psychologically more so than with his daughter and that they'd have more shared interests rests such as playing football but regardless of how much Robert character any of his children. He was often too far from home to see them. Robert returned to the United States dates in one thousand nine hundred eighty one and served as a flight instructor at the Fort Drum Bass in New York. Robert was also part of the Fort Drum assault helicopter division and he went on. Let's several missions with the team. It was during one of these missions that Robert drew attention to himself a story that would get more attention than many of his murders. In in December nineteen ninety-two he served in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia while serving Robert and his fellow soldiers became tired of eating army food and craved barbecue. Robert decided to do something about it one day. He flew the Kiowa helicopter over a nearby forest and took aim at a wild wild pig below. The pig was hit Robert and the rest of the crew landed the helicopter after the shot. The gutted the pig and loaded it onto Alexander thrilled for the fresh meat. Robert was not reprimanded for his unauthorized joyride or unbecoming actions. Dennis Mills who served with Robert Recall that it wasn't taken very seriously. He told the Seattle Times quote. They tried to court martial him because he didn't go through the proper channels. It all turned turned into a big joke after awhile. It didn't hurt a damn thing. They were just trying to get some fresh meat and quote. Many serial killers seem to display a violent tendencies towards animals children and adults according to an F. B. I.. Report in two thousand sixteen. If a person hurts animals then they're likely me to hurt humans or will do so in the future John Thompson Deputy Executive Director of the National Sheriff's Association told the FBI quote if somebody is harming an animal. There's a good chance there also hurting a human. If we see patterns of animal abuse the odds are that something else is going on end quote but nobody suspected Robert of anything more sinister at the time probably because they viewed his hunting trip as little more than a desire for good barbecue barbecue rather than consequences. Robert was promoted after this stint overseas in Nineteen ninety-four Robert returned to the United States and became a pilot who trains army aviation instructors at Fort Rucker in Alabama at the time he was one of only ten army instructors on that highly trained level. Miles Merrill one of Robert's former students recalled quote. Bob Was Really Kinda quiet. He was very methodical. saw things through quite well. Patients patients like you wouldn't believe and quote Merrill spent seven hours a day with Robert for the eight weeks of training throughout that time. Robert mentioned his children but never mentioned his wife merrythought. Robert was a single dad. Robert received at least thirty days of leave a year from the army during one. Such leave in Nineteen ninety-four Four Robert Bottle White nineteen seventy seven. Corvette he drove back to the base. A move that would later come back to haunt him. Occasionally and Linda attended parties on the Fort Rucker base with Robert. She saw a whole new side of him. At the events Robert Drank alcohol and flirted with other women. His colleagues colleagues called him. James Bond Linda was shocked at her husband's behavior but she tolerated it. His army pay helped support their family and she needed needed it for her children. Plus Linda was still living in Washington while Robert was stationed in Alabama..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

08:47 min | 9 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Five. Robert Senior was a young boy sleeping in his upstairs bedroom. He awoke to loud noises downstairs and went to investigate. Robert Senior saw his his father lying on the floor of a bedroom bleeding from his head. Novella sat calmly and quietly in another room as if nothing had happened but something did did clearly transpired between the couple. Novella had killed John with a double edged. Axe Medical examiners found that John Yates had had four wounds on his head and face including one that spanned the entire right side of his head and penetrated the brain. John was taken to the hospital and died eight of his injuries six days later on October. Eighteenth nineteen forty-five it's unknown. What prompted Novella to kill her husband that night police arrested Novella Vella and charged her with felonious assault? She was released from Warren County jail on a three thousand dollar bond. There are no records to show whether or not she was convicted of the murder. She was sent to a mental hospital for unknown and unrecorded reasons where she remained for seven years. Meanwhile Little Roberts senior grew up and married a woman named Anna may seven years after his grandmother killed his grandfather. Robert Gates Junior was born on May twenty seventh one thousand nine hundred fifty two in Oak Harbor Washington. He was the second child to Robert. Senior and animates. Yates was a quiet child. well-mannered mannered well behaved and well. Meaning he didn't make any trouble in Oak Harbor. A town on Washington's would be island with striking views of the Olympic mountains in the Pacific Gauchan Roberts senior was a religious man and a very involved member of the seventh day adventist church seventh day. Adventists is a form of Protestant Justin Christianity that believes in the forthcoming return of Jesus Christ to Earth. Unlike most Christian denominations seventh day adventists observed the Sabbath on Saturdays. They avoid meat drugs and alcohol Robert. Seniors Local Church congregation was made up of about one hundred people. Pe- took his participation seriously. He wanted to pass along his values to his son. Robert Junior grew up with a close bond to his father. His Father Coached Little League Baseball. All Team Robert Junior was specifically interested in pitching. They attended church together and Roberts sang in the church choir. They hunted deer. Went fishing and and hike together. Often Roberts close friend Al Ghamdi said there was a lot of respect in that family. They were the type of people you'd want as your neighbor from the outside side young Robert Lee. Yates was a picture perfect kid but despite this there was a dark stain on Robert's childhood at age six Robert Lived next door to a family with an eleven year old son. It's unclear if the eleven year old and Robert were friends but either way the eleven year old allegedly sexually abused Robert at age six. Vanessa's going to take over on the psychology. Here just to remind her. She's not a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. But she has a lot of research for the show. Thanks Greg according to Dr Suzanne Babble. MFT thirty five percent of children. who were sexually abused? Grow up to sexually abuse other victims of sexual abuse are also much more likely to develop unusual or hyper sexual behavior and repeat the pattern of abuse in some way as we will see the sexual nature of Robert Gates is crimes are consistent with this behavior and could give us some insight on what motivated him to murder. Has He grew up. Roberts Neighbors Macabre knew him as a hard working young man he frequently mowed lawns around the neighborhood. Pumped gas at the local gas station and unharvested peas with a farmer to earn one dollar. An eight cents an hour but according to some sources Robert had a dark side even during childhood at one point he began hurting and torturing innocent animals at age eleven. Robert may have set fire to a house but he was not formally charged or accused of the arson in high school. Robert was a pitcher for the. Oh carber wildcats varsity baseball team. His former teammate Harry. Ferrier remembered Robert Dozen Average Joe saying he could throw a fastball with precision. He was kind of quiet a few of his. Oh carber high. School classmates and teachers remembered numbered Robert as a quiet student who turned in the statements on time. Robert also played football briefly but quit during his sophomore year in nineteen sixty eight. He had a steady girlfriend for most of high school. He wasn't just an athlete. Robert was also part of the school choir and talented writer. His classmates recall call today when he read a sonnet to his English class allowed. They thought it was a work written by Shakespeare but Robert had written the sonnet himself during his senior year in nineteen seventy eighteen year old. Robert's girlfriend moved away so he skipped the oak harbor homecoming dance instead. He invited close friend. Al Godley over to his home to play Canasta. A Card Game Godley remembered quote. He didn't smoke and he didn't drink. We didn't give into peer pressure. That wasn't our the thing. Our thing was hunting and fishing and hiking and quote Robert and Gaudy bonded over their common career aspirations. They wanted to become doctors. Turn Biologists or Park Rangers together. They went on a sixteen hour backpacking trip with the goal of catching twenty inch trout. The fish was famous for living in an isolated Lake Washington cascade mountains in addition to wanting to catch the trout Robert was fascinated by eagles and birds flying overhead in the mountains and dreamed of flying himself after graduation robbing God. He attended Skagit Valley Community College together while there he began again dating an eighteen year old classmate named Shirley Neil under he graduated with an associate of Arts degree in general studies in Nineteen Seventy Two at age twenty. Any Robert and neulander got married on August. Twenty seventh one thousand nine hundred seventy two and moved to the city of college place together to attend Walla Walla College. Robert chose that specific school because it was run by seventh day adventists at Walla Walla. He pursued pre med studies. But Robert's first marriage bridge didn't last long in nineteen seventy four Shirley moved out of their college place. Apartment returned home and ask for divorce. Her reasons for leaving the marriage are unknown unknown but twenty two year old. Robert didn't contest to request and moved on quickly. Robert began dating Walla. Walla college classmate. Linda brewer grew almost immediately after his split from Shirley Linda soon became pregnant in July. Nineteen seventy four. They got married in a small ceremony but but there was one problem. The marriage took place before his divorce to surely was finalized. Robert and Linda's marriage was considered invalid because he was still married. Read to someone else. But Linda didn't care. She was in love and for the time being. That was all that mattered. But about a month after their wedding roberts new pseudo. Pseudo bride began noticing that her husband had some odd habits. One day she found a whole he drilled in the attic when to realize the whole looked into their next door neighbor's apartment Robert had made the hole so we could watch the couple in the apartment. Next door had sex perturbed Linda left Robert but they quickly reconciled and resumed their relationship a month later. It's unclear if Robert continued his voyeurism in the attic. Shirley and Roberts divorce became final title in August. One thousand nine hundred seventy four a few months later in December nineteen seventy four. Linda gave birth to a daughter named Sasha. The birth of their first child filed motivated Robert to drop out of college and find a steady job. Linda's father had worked as a corrections officer at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla for eighteen. The years and Robert decided to join him. He became a guard at the prison in July. Nineteen seventy five. Though this career would be short lived some sources say twenty three year old. Robert worked the prison for three to four months and others say he lasted up to six months before he quit either way. Linda's family were confused by Roberts sporadic behavior. It didn't help that. Robert gave no explanation for quitting in fact his his real motive for distancing himself from the area wouldn't be unearthed for over a decade. Robert had begun.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

02:57 min | 9 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"This episode is brought to you by the new movie. The turning of thrilling horror from the writers of the conjuring starring Thin Wolfhard from stranger things. Don't miss the turning in theaters everywhere. January twenty fourth due to the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We've is extreme caution for children under thirteen Robert Lee Yates had been cruising around spokane in his nineteen seventy four Chevy Corvette when he was pulled over for failing to signal. The officers seemed congenial enough. In fact he was barely concerned concerned with Roberts traffic violation instead. He took copious notes on Robert and his car before wishing him good night and sending him on his way Robert. It was blissfully unaware that the spokane police were on the lookout for corvette like his in connection with a string of recent murders. But the officer. Yes sir made a crucial mistake. Instead of corvette he wrote Camaro and his report would never be seen by detectives on the Spokane Killer Case Robert. Yates would go undetected for over a year and murderer. Eleven more women before finally being caught the officer could not believe leave his mistake a single typo let a killer go free and put eleven women at the bottom of a ditch. Hi I'm Greg pulsing. This is serial serial killers on the PODCAST network every Monday. We dive into.

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

Serial Killers

01:31 min | 9 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Serial Killers

"Due to the graphic nature of these killers crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under thirteen friends and neighbors knew Robert Lee. Yates as an average rich show. He was quiet and unassuming to some acquaintances in his native spokane Washington. Yates was so unremarkable that they didn't remember him at all. Yates was a decorated army helicopter. Pilot he was a father to five children. He enjoyed working with his cars which included his beloved white corvette. I bet he lived a quiet unassuming life or so. Everyone thought it soon became clear that despite Roberts mild mannered nature he had a sinister side from nineteen seventy five until nineteen ninety eight. He murdered at least seventeen people around Washington state. Soon this unassuming average Joe became spokane's most notorious resident. Hi I'm Greg Paulson. And this is serial killers on the PODCAST network every Monday. We dive into the minds and madness of serial killers today. We're going to take a deep dive into the life of Robert Lee Gates a convicted murderer who killed sixteen gene women and one man in spokane Washington..

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

07:44 min | 11 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

"Crane operator. Kaiser spokesperson Susan Ash Said said quote. By all accounts. He was a good worker. He had a very good work record and quote but the job wasn't enough Robert. His darker side began to emerge coach of the most dangerous street in Spokane at some point in nineteen ninety. Six Robert Lee. Yates visited the notorious areas. East sprague avenue in Spokane. The area had a reputation for being crime riddled a haven for sex workers. The spokesman review reported in two thousand seventeen that throughout the years east sprague avenue head up to thirty sex workers a day occupying corners and throughout the nineteen nineties ninety s sex workers from the avenue often ended up murdered one particular East sprague avenue. Sex worker thirty eight year old Shannon ours. Alinsky was last seen alive. On May Twenty Seventh Nineteen ninety-six she was a former waitress and heroin user so Alinsky was also the mother to a twenty year old daughter. Zielinski had a criminal record with drug possession and theft charges. On that day. She was drinking alcohol with a group of men near Sprague Avenue. A police officer approached the group but no arrests were made later that evening. Witnesses say they saw Zielinski leave her nearby residents for sex work. She wore or a gray dress and high black boots. It's unclear how Robert met Solanki or how they're encountered turned deadly but on June fourteenth nineteen ninety-six six. The last day of classes at the local high school. Two teenage boys decided to investigate a rotting stench at their school bus. Stop in the foothills of Mount Spokane. They had noticed the smell for a few days and set off to find the source. The teens thought the foul odor might be coming from a deer carcass or a dead raccoon. They they found neither in their search. The boys reached Holcomb Road and explored the nearby brush. They saw something lying beneath low-hanging pine branches. It was the remains of a woman's body maggots infested a woman's body clad in a grey dress. A Blue Towel had I've been draped over the body barely covering it the boy spotted a pair of pantyhose a pair of white socks and one high black boot near the remains terrified. The teens ran home and contacted the police. They returned to show Spokane County. Sheriff Deputy Brent Garret the body. They had found sheriff's detective. Rick grabbed Stein examined the crime scene and theorized that the woman had been killed somewhere else since the forest area didn't show any signs of struggle or blood. The spot near Hokum road just happened to be the killers dumping site. The woman's head had two gunshot wounds. One other right side and one on the left police tried to take sperm sample from the body. That could help track down the killer but the body was too decomposed there was no. ID or wallet found. And on the body or nearby authorities used the body's fingerprints to identify her as Zielinski. Forensic entomologist logist. Dr Neil haskell examined. The maggots founded silence. Crime scene to figure out the data for death. He studied the development of the insect which was identified as the black blow. Fly Maggot. This detail would later become crucial to the murder case. The life cycle length of the black blow. Fly Maggot is determined. Woman'd Bhai temperature. Its life cycle will fully advance through all the stages if the temperature is at least around seventy degrees Fahrenheit otherwise its life cycle will we'll be stunted based on the life stage of the maggots found in the body and the outside temperature in the days leading up to the body's discovery Haskell determined that the bodies date of of death was around may twenty six or twenty seventh nineteen ninety-six this also aligned with the fact that Lewinsky was last seen alive around the same. I'm tired among the maggots. Grabbing Stein found a shell casing near where the body was found. Ballistics experts identified the ammunition used as a twenty ninety five caliber gun. Robert used this murder weapon for several more of his victims. Grabbing Stein had been familiar with silence ski and arrested her on East Sprague Avenue you several times for drug possession and theft. He was unable to recognize her face. Due to the advanced state of decomposition. The detective personally told Zelinski is mother other Shannon Laughlin about her death. She said she knew as soon as she saw him. Laughlin said. I always thought it was going to happen eventually. Robert wasn't identified as a suspect in Alinsky murderer at the time she lived too dangerous life in her east sprague avenue activities in addition to sex work she had recently ripped off a notorious drug dealer who vehemently refused to take a lie detector test. Dolinsky was also a potential key witness in the case against it's to Joe Joe Andrews a murder suspect who allegedly shot two people in Spokane in nineteen ninety four. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter a year later. Police initially believed she could have been murdered in connection with that case months later. Linda caught Robert with blood on his hands. Literally in in the fall of Nineteen ninety-six Linden noticed that Robert didn't return home one night. The next morning he returned home and blood covered the back of their van. Robert told her that he had run over a dog and driven it to a veterinarian. She said she believed him. It's unknown if the story had some truth to it or if the blood ed belonged to a still unknown human victim Robert began amassing more victims in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven after a big blow to his ego almost exactly exactly a year after his army retirement. Robert joined the National Guard in Washington in April nineteen ninety-seven at age forty five. His goal was to fly helicopters. Actress again lieutenant colonel. Rick Patterson a National Guard spokesperson said. He came to us very very qualified. Robert Train near Tacoma once a month in order for Robert to be able to fly helicopters for the National Guard. He had to undergo a routine medical examination. He had to remain grounded in the meantime but there there was a lengthy delay in processing the approval for flight. Some sources say an unknown ailment was found in Robert's examination and doctors kept him grounded from flight right from April nineteen ninety seven until spring of Nineteen Ninety eight his performance evaluations stated that his morale and dedication remained high. Even though he couldn't fly but on the ground there seemed to be another side to Robert. It was during this time period when he murdered the majority of his victims. uh-huh next week will discuss the thirteen murders Robert committed between nineteen ninety seven and nineteen ninety eight mostly on East sprague avenue new. We'll also see how a glaring clerical error involving his beloved white corvette kept police off his trail for years and during that time period this this murderous pilot was free to comb the St for victims but terror both on the street and in the sky there was literally no where to hide. Made from Roberts watchful eye thanks again for tuning into serial killers. We'll be back Monday with a new episode. You can find more episodes of serial killers as well as all.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

09:39 min | 11 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

"Robert decided to do something about it one day. He flew the Kiowa helicopter over a nearby forest and took aim at a wild pig below. The pig was hit Robert and the rest of the crew landed the helicopter after the shot. They gutted the pigging loaded it onto the helicopter thrilled for the fresh meat. Robert was not reprimanded commanded for his unauthorized joy right or unbecoming actions. Dennis Mills who served with Robert Recall that it wasn't taken very seriously. He told the Seattle Times quote. They tried to court martial him because he didn't go through the proper channels. It all turned into a big joke after awhile. It didn't hurt a damn thing. They they were just trying to get some fresh meat and quote. Many serial killers seemed to display violent tendencies towards animals as children and adults according to an F. B. I.. Report in two thousand sixteen. If a person hurts animals then they're likely to hurt humans or will do so in the future John Tomson abson deputy executive director of the National Sheriff's Association told the FBI quote if somebody is harming an animal. There's a good chance there also hurting a human. If we see patterns of animal abuse the odds are that something else is going on and quote but nobody suspected Robert of anything more sinister at the time probably because they viewed his hunting trip as little more than a desire for good barbecue rather than consequences. Robert was promoted added after this stint overseas in Nineteen ninety-four Robert returned to the United States and became a pilot who trains army aviation instructors at Fort Rucker in Alabama. At the time he was one of only ten army instructors on that highly trained level. Miles Merrill one of Robert's former students recalled quote. Bob Was Really Kinda quiet. He was very methodical. saw things through quite well patients like you wouldn't believe and quote Merrill spent seven and hours a day with Robert for the eight weeks of training throughout that time. Robert mentioned his children but never mentioned this might merrythought. Robert was a single dad. Robert received at least thirty days of leave a year from the army during one such leave in one thousand nine hundred four Robert Badeah white nineteen seventy seven corvette. He drove it back to the base. A move that would later come back to haunt him. Occasionally Linda attended parties on the Fort Rucker base with Robert. She saw a whole new side of him. At the events Robert Drank alcohol and flirted with other women. His colleagues called him James Bond. Linda was shocked at her husband's husband's behavior but she tolerated it. His army pay helped support their family and she needed it for her children. Plus Linda was still living in Washington while well Robert was stationed in Alabama. So she rarely had to deal with his excessive flirting and other bad behaviors his time in Fort Rucker coincidentally aligned with the murder Rav -Tarian Corbett a nineteen year old transgender woman. who was killed on August? Tenth Nineteen ninety-five. Some sources. Say she was a sex worker. Corbett was last seen at a nightspot in Dothan Alabama located twenty miles. South of Fort Rucker the next morning Corbett was found by an unidentified bystander stander in a remote area along the nearby Choctaw Hatschi River. She had been shot in the face several times with a forty five caliber pistol at the time police least theorized. The murderer may have a connection to Fort Rucker due to its proximity. But that was little more than a hunch and no leads ever materialized. It wasn't until decades later that Robert was considered a suspect in the case Dale County. Detectives were unable to determine if Robert owned a forty five caliber pistol at the time but but they knew he would have been familiar with the area do his time on the military base. Though police consider Robert a suspect he was never formally charged with it eight days after. CORBETT's murderer Robert graduated from an instructor pilot. Course at Fort Rucker on August. Eighteenth nineteen ninety-five later that month. He received the Master Army Aviator Badge which symbolized his fifteen years as a military helicopter pilot. He had been a pilot for the majority of his eighteen years in the service office around this time. The army underwent a reduction in forces forty four year old. Robert accepted an incentive to leave the army after eighteen years of service. Yes it was a shock to most people because Robert was only two years shy of the twenty year mark which is when he would qualify for full military retirement benefits back in Alabama police continued. CORBETT's murder investigation several sources have theorized data forever did murder carpet. The investigation is most is likely what caused Robert to leave the army in Nineteen ninety-six Roberts deal allowed him to continue receiving forty five percent of his normal annual. Pay Likely Egli around twenty thousand dollars a year during his eighteen year career. Robert earned eleven honors including several Army Achievement Medals and Meritorious Korea service medals after retiring from the army in Nineteen ninety-six Roberts friend Al Ghamdi recalled that Robert found a good deal on a home in spokane Washington. Robert moved his family into the new home and South Hill on a cul de sac with well manicured lawns. But this idyllic neighborhood was unsettling Lee close to the most notorious street in spokane will learn how that street got its CD reputation in a moment now back to the story in one thousand nine hundred ninety six Robert Lee Yates and his wife. Linda hoped their move to spokane. Washington might rekindle the romance in their marriage. Although that that wasn't the case Linden Robert Soon realized that they no longer felt the same about each other but they decided to stay together as they raised their five children. Linda Said said quote. The Romance was gone but I felt guilty about splitting up the family. The kids love their dad. And just Kinda suffered through it and quote after leaving the service Robert found his military retirement. Package wasn't enough to support his children. He began to look for new job but despite being an accomplished pilot pilot has work. Experience wasn't directly applicable to the civilian workforce and he had trouble finding work in September nineteen ninety. Six forty four year-old Robert took a job at pantry. Link a company that assembled electronic instruments used in heavy machinery Pantr- all owner Tony Givens recalled unquote. He was a good worker who mostly kept to himself. Nothing really stuck out about him. He was just an average Joe pretty quiet. I didn't talk to him much but he seemed friendly. Friendly Enough and quote once Robert had a steady income. He took up a new hobby at home cars. He owned three in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty six Robert worked on the cars and wash them off in families front yard. The entire neighborhood was familiar with his enthusiasm for cars and neighbors often joked that they wanted wanted Robert to wash their cars to Robert hid behind his love of cars even as his own child got a sense of his dark tendencies one day in nineteen nineteen ninety-six his now nineteen year old daughter. Sonia found her father's address book and looked through it. She noticed it was filled with names of women she didn't recognize. Sonia started to go through the address book and call the Women One by one. She asked them if they knew her father. And they each answered no when confronted about the address book. Robert told Sonya that he was buying used car parts from the women named in the book. Even though the women said they didn't know him however Linda to had reason to be suspicious of her husband she noticed the family was running out of money has her husband. Frequently withdrew cash from. ATM's Roberts Response. He told her to get a job. Although Robert and Linda's marriage had been loveless for years. It had stayed physical but after after Robert left the service began to have issues in the bedroom as well around this time Linda recalled Robert used to talk about being impotent and wanted to take Viagra. Ah She remembered telling him quote. It's okay you're probably tired. And I'm tired and quote erectile dysfunction in men over forty is relatively common woman. A two thousand thirteen study of four hundred thirty nine men in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed that forty percent of men over forty were affected one day in one thousand nine hundred ninety six Linda found Roberts pornographic magazines filled with images of orgies. She also found a piece of paper with more names. A list of people interested in group sex another time. Robert Asks Linda if she was interested in kissing another woman. Linda had accepted. That Robert was looking for sex rex outside of their marriage. Meanwhile his assignments at Pantr- will slow to a halt so forty four year. Old Robert took a job at the Kaiser aluminum processing plant his colleagues. Were much younger than him so they often saw him. As a father figure Roberts. Kaiser colleagues described him as a family. Guy He he often took coffee breaks with Tim. Buchanan at the plant Buchanan recalled quote. He got along with all of us and quote. Roberts started out at the processing. Supplant is a carpenter working with carbon in the aluminum making process then. He became an overhead.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

07:39 min | 11 months ago

"robert lee yates" Discussed on Parcast Presents: Summer of '69

"The study also found that female victims tend to be the ones who are staged staged posed or left in some kind of unusual position after being murdered posed bodies can indicate that sexual assault had occurred and that the manner of death was particularly hands on for the killer. Usually victims who are left in an unusual position have been stabbed bound or bludgeoned Robert. Bert killed savage at point blank range. which also denotes a certain hands-on closeness the next day? Oliver's brother Dan and his uncle Frank Munn notice taller and savage. Didn't return home the night before Dan and Mon went out looking for them at Mill Creek. Dan recalled I saw funny arrangement of debris near the edge the creek by foam them. Dan inman drove straight to the local police station to report. What they found in the park? Police investigated the murder. It didn't turn up any leads at the time. It was also unclear if Oliver savage had been sexually assaulted in the attack but Robert would never be a suspect in the murder he would only be convicted of it after confessing to it over a decade later. In fact Robert was nowhere near the murders at the time. He had already already distanced himself from the nearby prison and found new employment as a movie theater. Usher sometime later in. Nineteen seventy five. He and Linda moved moved back to Roberts Hometown of Oak Harbor likely because his mother had been battling cancer shortly after arrival. twenty-three-year-old Robert Lee. Yates took took a job as a janitor at Whidbey Island hospital where his mother worked as the housekeeping supervisor in July nineteen seventy-six Robert and Linda through a second in wedding and were officially married. It took place in Oak Harbor with Robert's parents as witnesses. Linda officially took Roberts last name but she joined join the family just as another. Yates passed on on October. Ninth Nineteen Seventy six. Robert's mother Anna May died of cancer Robert and his friend Godley were pallbearers. At her funeral Gotti claimed that the death didn't affect Robert too much because Robert Anatomy didn't have a close relationship. He told the Seattle Times Times quote. Boys Aren't attached to their mothers. Like girl czar. He doesn't throw US over the edge end quote sometime in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. Robert became a father father again when Linda gave birth to their second child Sonya on October Fourth Nineteen seventy. Seven Robert Enlisted in the US army at age twenty five five he was older than the other recruits but proceeded to train at basis in Missouri Texas and Massachusetts in one thousand nine hundred eighty twenty eight year. Old Robert was chosen goes into train as an army pilot fulfilling his childhood dream of flying in order to become an army pilot. Individuals or selected for special training called Warrant Officer Candidate School Roberts Training for this took place at Fort Rucker Alabama. The army's aviation centre in July nineteen eighty before he was allowed to fly I plains he started his training with helicopters. Robert became a highly skilled helicopter pilot. His colleagues called him an excellent pilot. Knowledgeable and safety conscious from nineteen eighty until nineteen. eighty-four Robert was stationed in Hanau Germany located about fifteen miles from Frankfurt. Linda Ed. His daughters remained in Washington but Robert visited the family while on leave during one of Robert's trips home Robin Linda expanded their family during in this time Linda gave birth to two more children their third daughter amber in nineteen eighty and their fourth daughter. Michelle who was born in Nineteen eighty-four. The Gates family now had four daughters. Sasha Amber Sonia and Michelle but despite their large family Robert and Linda seemed happy to keep their lives separate. She raised their daughters while Robert served in the military. He rarely mentioned his wife to his army colleagues and many didn't even know he was married even when he was back in the states Robert and Linda spent time apart in nineteen eighty-four thirty two year old. Robert became an instructor at Fort Rucker Alabama. uh-huh for various ages training battalions. He was an instructor pilot for the. Oh fifty eight. The Kiowa which was used as the army's Primary Observation Survey Shin helicopter at the time. Shortly after in Nineteen eighty-five Linda. Move back to Walla Walla with their children and did not depend on Roberts financial support report. Linda was happy for a bit but she found it hard to support herself and her daughters on her own. Linda said quote. I loved the separation but the girls were pleading to be with their dad. They didn't want to be poor and not have anything anymore and quote so Linda Reunited with Robert It in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight in July of that year while Robert Lee. Yates was on leave. He returned home to Oak Harbor. Meanwhile in nearby Skagit County twenty-three-year-old Stacy Elizabeth Hawn was working as a sex worker on July seventh nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight thirty six year old Robert Encountered Hawn presumably presumably while she was looking for customers. It's not clear. Exactly what happened during their encounter but months later on December twenty eighth nineteen eighty-eight authorities. I found Hans remains outside Mount Vernon she had been shot once in the head at first police believed that Han was a victim of Gary. Leon ridgway the Green River killer. He was another active serial killer who targeted sex workers in Washington state at the time however Robert confessed to murdering Hawn years years later and it would play a big role in his trial. Sometime in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. The army re-stationed Robert in Germany. This time in Gulping again about one hundred and nine hundred miles from Eunuch. He remained there for three years. We don't know for sure if Robert Killed again in Germany but at present German authorities forties consider him a potential suspect in a string of twenty six unsolved homicides his involvement in those homicides is still being investigated in one thousand nine hundred nine. Robert's wife Linda who was still in the states gave birth to kyle the couple's first son and fifth child overall Robert Favored his son and began to neglect his four daughters. Sasha Sonya amber and Michelle. It's unknown in what ways he treated his son differently only then his daughters but it's usually typical for parents to view sons and daughters differently. Dr Glenn Wilson Professor in Gender and sexual psychology told the mirror that the fact that men and their sons share y chromosomes which carry more genetic material than women's double x chromosomes could point to an instinctual who'll preference for sons. It also may have to do with common interests. Wilson told the publication in two thousand ten before the birth of father would assume whom he connect with his son. Psychologically more so than with his daughter and that they'd have more shared interests such as playing football but regardless of how much Robert Character cared for any of his children. He was often too far from home to see them. Robert returned to the United States in nineteen ninety one and served as a flight instructor at the Fort Drum Base in New York. Robert was also part of the Fort Drum assault helicopter. Division handy went on several missions with team it was during one of these missions that Robert it drew attention to himself a story that would get more attention than many of.

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

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"robert lee yates" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"We need to go a little bit further actually a lot further to make this count. And keep these fighters for liberty in the field of battle. Okay. Speaking about the field of battle if. You would like to make the case that it's a good idea for judges to look back at very old documents like the constitution of the United States, which was drafted in seventeen eighty seven or the constitution of the state of Washington, which was drafted in nineteen eighty nine and find things in those documents. Oh, the people who wrote this never even thought of it. But now I've discovered the buried secretly in the taxed somehow was this disapproval of the death penalty. Well, that's not true. Now, let me let me go over some of the people who are on death row in the state of Washington and all of these people have been given quite literally a new lease on life by the nine justices of the Washington state supreme court, they are virtually all ultra liberal, and this should not be a decision that is made by the court if the legislature wants to eliminate the death penalty, then that's okay, but eliminating the death penalty for people who have already gone to trial who have been condemned who have been sentenced people, like Robert Robert Lee Yates, he's a serial killer. Here's responsible for the deaths of more than a dozen women. Many in the Spokane area he was convicted in two thousand and two for the murders of a twenty four year old named a Melinda Mercer and a thirty five year old named Kyle Fontaine. Both killings were committed in Pierce county, Washington. He's been on death row. Th- in two thousand seven he's white by the way. Then there's Conor Michael Shearman. I remember this case. He was convicted in the stabbing deaths of twenty eight year old old Milkin, her five-year-old, son. Justin. And her year old son. Andrew. And his victim's sister twenty four year old Leo, but Vena. So that's four members of one family. He also burned down. There Kirkland home try to hide his crime. Mill Milton's Milkins husband whose name was Leonid Milken was serving our country in Iraq. At the time. The slayings here is what he had to say to the reaction of the killer. Of his family now being pardoned by an arrogant supreme court, listen. Learned my family in the middle of the night kill to women and children, whether it was sleeping. He wanted to my house. And it was premeditated. He knew exactly what he was doing. I'm very upset and disappointed and feel betrayed insulin. Ferguson. They're more concerned about keeping marijuana legal than protecting the victims and doing what's fried. What will it mean for Hugh if and when Connor fireman is executed? I'll be relieved I would be completely relieves and feel like Justice been served. Okay. He's entirely correct. And that's a particularly horrifying case. And that idea that the court intervenes on behalf of someone like that. I mentioned that. There was another case that shows you exactly why you need this by the way, Connor Sherman. Also, white the mentioned that because the supreme court is using racial injustice as the basis for throwing out the death penalty on these folks who have all been arrested. They've been tried. They've been investigated been convicted again, and again and again and again. And they deserve the death penalty, particularly Byron Scherf why he was convicted of killing a correctional officer named Jamie Bendall by strangling her with an amplifier chord inside a chapel at the Washington state reformatory in Monroe Washington that was in two thousand eleven sheriff is a convicted, rapists, he was in prison serving a life sentence. Okay. Do you get the point? He's already serving a life sentence. So what are you going to do? He's just murdered this fine. Young woman. Strangled her to death in the chapel and. Bengals sister. The sister of the victim. His name is Lisa ham told reporters in two thousand thirteen after he got the death sentences. I've been waiting a hundred thirty seven days exactly to hear those words that he's got the death penalty. I'm going to continue to count until he's finally dead. Well, Washington state supreme court says no see the idea that the opinion of these justices. About a law. They don't like should all of a sudden. Take it out throw it out ruin all the time and all the effort, if you know prosecutors I know bunch of prosecutors it is so hard so difficult as it should be to get a conviction on to get the death penalty. But what you're doing right now on this flimsy basis of the state constitution. And no it cannot. I believe it cannot be appealed.

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